Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 3/14/2020, 7:17 PM

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Today's First Look:
mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.
Each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS futures- click here for the report posted this past Friday afternoon around 3:30 PM.
Okla Cash Grain:  
Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture from Friday, March 13.
Futures Wrap:  
Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network - analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
Feeder Cattle Recap:  
The National Daily Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
Slaughter Cattle Recap: 
The National Daily Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
TCFA Feedlot Recap:  
Finally, here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

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Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
   Saturday,  March 14, 2020
OYE Expedited Edition

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

The 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo continues with breeding livestock being shown this weekend- but the timetable for the balance of the 2020 show has changed in response to the worries of coronavirus. President of the OYE, Tyler Norvell, told me that "our top priority is for the safety of our exhbitors, their families and the many others in attendance at the 2020 OYE" and as a result of that concern- they have decided to end the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo on Wednesday evening instead of Friday evening.

Norvell says "we have decided to expedite the end of the Oklahma Youth Expo- we are going to get all the animals shown. All of our market animals will be shown." In order to end two days early- he adds " we plan to postpone the Premium Sale but those youth that are qualify for the Sale of Champions will get a Premium Sale check."

The first change takes place Sunday morning with the purebred breeding heifers to start showing at 8 AM in the Jim Norrick Arena- which has been empty the last couple of days with the State High School Basketball Championships being postponed. The plan is to finish the entire breeding heifer show on Sunday.

Click or tap here for our conversation with Tyler- PLUS a complete blow by blow plan for the "HURRY UP" version of the Oklahoma Youth Expo

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It's an all out to push to get the 2020 Breeding Heifers shown on Sunday- here's the part of the schedule that relates to first the heifers and then the steers:

SUNDAY March 15, 2020

8:00am LNC Breeding Heifer Show - State Fair Arena

State Fair Arena Ring 1: Simmental, Simmental Influence, Charolais, Percentage Charolais, Chianina, Maine, MaineTainer
State Fair Arena

Ring 2: Angus, Horned Hereford, Polled Hereford

Barn 3 Arena Ring 3: Red Angus, Percentage Red Angus, Limousin, Shorthorn, Shorthorn Plus

Supreme Heifer Drive will be immediately following the last class of the day

Order: Supreme Influence Heifer, Supreme Purebred Heifer, Supreme Bred and Owned Heifer

The we turn to the Market Steers


12:00pm Miniature Hereford Steers & Heifers in place & check-in - Barn 8
2:00pm Miniature Hereford Steer Show- Barn 3
Miniature Hereford Heifer Show (immediately following steers) - Barn 3
OCA Futurity Steer Show (immediately following Miniature Hereford heifers) - Barn 3


11:00am-12:00pmMarket Steer cards due at self-check-in - Super Barn Arena

12:00pm Market Steers must be in place

3:00 pm Sunglo Market Steer Show - State Fair Arena
Angus, Charolais, Chianina, Hereford, Limousin


8:00 am  Sunglo Market Steer Show - State Fair Arena
Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, Simmental, AOB (Gelbvieh, Saler, and all other breeds not listed), Crossbred, Selection of Grand Champion Market Steer

Here's Cayden Cooper of Ft. Gibson FFA  who showed the Supreme Champion Purebred Gilt on Saturday at the 2020 OYE- he had the Champion Duroc as he stepped into the ring for the Supreme Drive. 

With the Gilts wrapped up on Saturday afternoon- it's time to get those barrows in place to start the next phase of the 2020 OYE Swine show

Here's the expedited schedule related to the piggys:

Sunday March 15

5:00am Gates Open
Barns open to all  Market Barrows

Monday March 16

8:30 am MoorMan's ShowTec OYE Swine Showmanship check-in due - Swine Office Barn 6 Performance Arena

10:00am-12:00pmMarket Barrow cards due (except Crossbreds) at self-check-in - Super Barn Arena

11:00 am MoorMan's ShowTec OYE Swine Showmanship - Barn 6 Performance Arena

AFR Swine Showmanship (Immediately following OYE Swine Showmanship) - Barn 6 Performance Arena

5:00pm MoorMan's ShowTec Market Barrow Show - Barn 6 Performance Arena
Berkshire, Duroc

Tuesday March 17

8:00am MoorMan's ShowTec Market Barrow Show - Barn 6 Performance Arena
Chester White, Hampshire, Hereford, Poland China, Spotted

Wednesday, March 18

7:00am Gates Open

8:00 am MoorMan's ShowTec Market Barrow Show - Barn 6 Performance Arena
Crossbred, Selection of Grand Champion Market Hog

On Sunday afternoon- the Purebred Breeding Ewes will need to be in place as the show starts at 4 PM

Here's the Schedule for the Sheep for Sunday through Wednesday:

12:00pm All Purebred Breeding Ewes must be in place
2:00-2:00pm Check Purebred Breeding Ewe registration papers - Super Barn Arena

2:30pm-4pm    Commercial Ewe cards due at self-check-in - Super Barn Arena

3:00pm All Commercial Ewes must be in place

4:00pm MoorMan's ShowTec Purebred Breeding Ewe Show - Super Barn Arena

Hair Sheep, Southdown, Shropshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Suffolk
MoorMan's ShowTec Dorset Advantage Breeding Ewe Show (Following Purebred Ewe Show) - Super Barn Arena

Monday- March 16-

8:00am MoorMan's ShowTec Commercial Breeding Ewe Show - Super Barn Arena

MoorMan's ShowTec OYE Sheep Showmanship - Super Barn Arena (Or 30 minutes after Commercial Ewe Show

AFR Sheep Showmanship (Immediately following OYE Sheep Showmanship) - Super Barn Arena

On Tuesday- the move from breeding animals to market animals is made:

Tuesday March 17

8:00am  MoorMan's ShowTec Market Lamb Show - State Fair Arena
Hair Sheep, Southdown, Shropshire, Dorset, White Faced Crossbred, Natural, & Hampshire

Then comes the final day of the show

Wednesday March 18

8:00 am   MoorMan's ShowTec Market Lamb Show - State Fair Arena
Suffolk & Crossbred, Selection of Grand Champion Market Lamb

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It was a great couple of days for Jaycee Watkins of Allen FFA- as she was a winner in the Goat Showmanship Contest- and ended up showing both the Supreme Champion Breeding Doe and the Reserve Supreme Breeding Doe.

As that part of the Goat Show wound down on Saturday afternoon- market goats can be brought to the OKC Fairgrounds from now til Tuesday morning. 

Here's the Schedule that relates to the Market Goats on Tuesday

11:00am All Market Goats must be in place

12:30-2:00pm Market Goat cards due at self-check-in - Super Barn Arena

4:00 pm Farm Credit OYE Market Goat Showmanship - Super Barn Arena
AFR Goat Showmanship (Immediately following OYE Goat Showmanship) - Super Barn Arena

The Wednesday morning at 8 AM- the Farm Credit Market Goat show begins in the Super Barn Arena. 

The expedited schedule means that the Night of Stars Gilt Sale of the very best gilts shown at the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo will happen about 24 hours earlier than first planned. 

This year- the Night of Stars Gilt Sale will happen Tuesday evening at 8 PM- that instead of Wednesday evening. 

We will have the link to the  catalog of the sale available the first of the week- but there will be about 125 lots planned to be offered this year.

I talked to Blake Kennedy about the Night of Stars Gilt Sale on Saturday afternoon at the OYE as the shift in dates was being worked out- 

Click here for our story with Blake about the 2020 Night of Stars coming to State Fair Park on Tuesday night at 8 PM- you can go and bid live or get online to bid as well. 

Governor Kevin Stitt was at the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo on Saturday to watch his son show his Spot breeding gilt- and took a few moments to speak to the crowd gathered around the "top of the hill" show ring.

He told the crowd that he was excited for how great of a job that the junior livestock shows do in building life skills in the 4-H and FFA members that are a part of the show "family."  

While the show is being expedited here in 2020- the Governor believes that the crowds that have gathered here have been safe- and will continue to be so as the event winds down two days early.

Click here for our conversation with Governor Kevin Stitt- on the sidelines of the Purebred Gilt Show at the 2020 Oklahoma  Youth Expo.

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